Chink in armour: Two constables held for supplying ammunition to HM terrorists

TNN Bureau. Updated: 10/12/2017 1:43:09 AM Front Page


SRINAGAR: In a shocking event, the state police have arrested two constables on Tuesday for allegedly supplying ammunition to the Hizbul Mujahideen, besides two over-ground workers of the terror outfit, thus busting an 'unholy nexus' between the terrorist group and some corrupt elements within the police.
Two police constables, Shabir Ahmad Malik and Nazir Ahmed Najar, had allegedly supplied nearly 40 rounds of ammunition for the AK series of rifles to Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group in south and central Kashmir, police said.
Police said that the duo was arrested along with two others allegedly affiliated with the group.
Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid complimented the police personnel responsible for busting an "unholy nexus" between policemen and terrorists.
"We have zero per cent tolerance for such acts and we will ensure stricter and a quick punishment for the guilty," Vaid said.
He added that the internal in-house surveillance mechanism of the state police is strong and no such activity can escape the eyes of the law.
Giving details, police said one person identified as Adil Ahmad Negroo who was a close associate of active militant Waseem Wagay of Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested at Ramnagri in Shopian in south Kashmir.
"Police recovered 20 rounds of AK ammunition from his possession, police added.
"During sustained interrogation, the accused named another accomplice, Mudasir Ahmad Mir, who was also picked up by the police."
When questioned, the duo named constable Shabir Ahmed Malik, posted at Ganderbal, from whom they had brought 20 rounds of ammunition, a police official said.
Police said, "Malik was immediately picked up and subjected to a sustained questioning following which he named another constable, Nazir Ahmad Najar, posted at district police lines of Shopian."
"Malik claimed that Najar supplied him with 40 live rounds of ammunition for sale to militant groups, police said.

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